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A Lonely Resurrection Audiobook

A Lonely Resurrection: John Rain, Book 2

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All John Rain wants is to get out of the killing business. But with his discretion, his reliability, and his unique talent for death by "natural causes," no one is willing to let him just retire. So when an old nemesis from the Japanese national police force comes to him with a new job - eliminate Murakami, a killer even more fearsome than Rain himself - Rain knows he can't refuse. Aided by an achingly desirable half Brazilian, half Japanese exotic dancer he knows he shouldn't trust, Rain pursues his quarry through underground no-holds-barred fight clubs, mobbed-up hostess bars, and finally into the heart of a shadow war between the CIA and the yakuza. It's a war Rain can't win, but also one he can't afford to lose - a war where the distinctions between friend and foe and truth and deceit are as murky as the rain-slicked streets of Tokyo.

©2003, 2013 Barry Eisler (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Originally published as Hard Rain in 2003.

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    Joe Goodlad 28/08/2015
    Joe Goodlad 28/08/2015 Member Since 2007
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    "John Rain"

    I have gain a new appreciation for this character. I left John Rain after it became a formulaic.
    My kind of anti-hero is a character who understands what he is and behaves accordingly.
    Only other characters I have enjoyed immensely is Jack Reacher and Mitch Rapp. What adds to that enjoyment is the narrator George Guidal gave these characters life. I hate when a narrator changes. Barry Eisler is John Rain and I commend him for John Rain.
    Thanks...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • shelley
    Raleigh, NC
    26/04/14
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    "Better the second time around"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Without a doubt! I have now relistened to all of the John Rain books. I really like this series a lot. I had previously listened to a couple of them by a different narrator and was not to impressed with the books but with Eisler narrating they are fantastic. I can not believe the difference. I had originally found them to drag but I do believe that was due totally to the narrator. These books really move right along at a fast pace. WOW!


    What other book might you compare A Lonely Resurrection to and why?

    The other John Rain books, the Gray Man books (Greaney),Victor the Assassin (Woods) and the El Ray books (Blake).


    What about Barry Eisler’s performance did you like?

    Excellent job narrating. He brings his characters to life.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this series now that they have been rereleased with the author narrating. They are at a lower price then they had been previously and are a much better listen.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Wayne
    Matthews, NC
    05/09/15
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    "Hard Rain"

    A Lonely Resurrection was originally published with the title Hard Rain, but like several other novels in the John Rain series it was later republished with a new title. Eisler also changed the narrator of the Audible editions to himself when he retitled the books. Eisler is an excellent narrator, but not significantly better than the prior one (Brian Nishii).

    My review style here is to give my impression of the book without spoiling the plot. As such my reviews tend to be shorter than many.

    John Rain results from the marriage of a Japanese father and American mother, but physically he looks Japanese. He served in the US military and later becomes a killer for hire. This book is the second in Eisler's John Rain series. After finishing his assignment in Book 1 he is dissatisfied with his life and is seeking to move permanently to Brazil, but he has some matters that he must complete before the move. The task proves difficult/impossible.

    Barry Eisler writes good thrillers, but in my opinion he s in the second tier of modern action thriller writers. The first tier includes Brad Thor, Karin Slaughter, Lee Child, Vince Flynn, Daniel Silva, Mark Greaney, Louise Penny, Mark Dawson, Brett Battles, Ben Coes, Brad Taylor, Chuck Barrett, Dalton Fury, Brad Metzler, Bob Mayer,Don Winslow, James Rollins, Nelson DeMille, Lisa Gardner, Marc Cameron, Michael Koryta, Thomas Perry, Alex Barenson, Brian Haig, and others.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Tony
    Miami, Fl, United States
    13/03/14
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    "Not as good as the first one in the series"

    This book is true to John Rain but it really dragged in the middle. Also I understand why Eisler reads his own novels with all the Japanese phraseology , but his voice makes me doze off. Also he tends to read faster to express action and I find that annoying. The story line is okay but nothing exceptional. I will be taking a break from John Rain after this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ocean State Prime
    Cumberland, RI, United States
    17/09/17
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    "better than usual read-by-the-author effort"

    Almost abandoned this one when I realized it was read by the author. Eisler comes off as attempting to shake the Earth with his novel. However, once sped up to 1.25 or so, it is quite listenable.

    Starts out well, though one has to swallow the hired killer with a heart of gold trope in order to proceed. Author uses an expansive vocabulary and provides much detail about Japan, especially various parts of Tokyo. Story doesn't maintain velocity and the violent encounters become predictable and underwhelming. Subtracting the "love" story and the sex scenes would have not done any harm to this effort. I may follow up on the next in the series to see if it gets better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maggee
    Coral Springs, FL United States
    16/12/16
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    "very entertaining"

    I have enjoyed every book by Barry Eisler and as long as he writes and narrates them I will continue to be a fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • walt
    18/09/16
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    "Issues in Japan"

    good insight into the issues that Japan is struggling with today and how they compare with the issues in other developed countries around the world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Josh Alford
    25/08/16
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    "Hard Rain Redux"

    Another great Rain novel. Great performance by the author and great story line filled with good plot twists and realistic tradecraft.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cholmondeley
    Santa Barbara, CA United States
    04/07/16
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    "Engaging, instructive, and a bargain!"

    Among the best series I've read or listened to. Notice how inexpensive they are.

    I wrote an enthusiastically positive and extended review for Book 1: "Clean Kill in Tokyo."

    Eisler is a smart and accomplished guy. Checkout his website and his Wikipedia bio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph
    07/11/15
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    "As gripping as Frederick Forsythe"

    Barry Eisler matches his writing and story telling skills with excellent narration. Through out all of his books, Eisler keeps his stories fresh and John Rain interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laura M. Pedre
    MIAMI, FL
    05/11/15
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    "Very intriguing…"

    I could not put it down! The way he describes the violent actions was very descriptive and scary.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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